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PostSubject: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptySun Jun 15, 2014 6:28 pm

As some would like to see: Here's a short tutorial on how to make a halter Very Happy

Pythagoras, the APH,  is going to help me guide you through this tutorial : )
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What do you need?

This is what you need at least: Round nose pliers, scissors, glue,(thin) Iron wire and ribbons diagonal pliers
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Basics: making buckles
The are two main buckles for tack making. The little rings and the "8's" (that's how I call them).
For making the 8's one can easily use the round nose pliers by use one half of the nose for the first ring...
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... and the second half for the second ring.
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It now only needs to be cut off.
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To make it flat I always use the the following part of the round nose pliers (see image).
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For the little rings I make something that looks like a spiral spring
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this way you can quickly cut off the rings.
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After flatting the rings your buckles are done.
for this halter you'll need six rings and one '8'
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If you don't like how the buckles look or if you just don't like making buckles, you can order professional one on the internet.


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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptySun Jun 15, 2014 6:42 pm

The Noseband 
The first piece to make is the noseband.
We start we glueing a ring on one end of a ring.
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To make sure it attaches firmly you can use the round nose pliers and just hold it this was for a minute or so.
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This part will be the upper nosepiece. there needs to be a ring on the other side too.
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This is how it should look after the two rings are attached.
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For the lower nosepiece you need to hook on ring into another. Make sure they can't be pulled loose again
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the lower nosepiece looks a lot like the the upper piece, but you attach it to the rings that are already
attached to the upper part. And the two connected rings are connected to the lower piece like this:
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This is how it should look like. You only need to pay attention that it should be easily removable from the horse's nose
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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptySun Jun 15, 2014 6:53 pm


Cheekpieces and Throatlatch
Next up are the cheekpieces.
Attach one ring to the end of the ribbon and connect the other side of the ribbon to a nose ring.
It should be about as long as pictured below.


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Do the some for the other side

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The throatlatch is just a piece of the ribbon that goes all the way from one ring to the other, following the throat.

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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptySun Jun 15, 2014 7:04 pm

Crownpiece
For this part we need the little '8'.
Connect it to a little piece of ribbon the way it is pictured below


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The other side of the ribbon needs to be connected to the some ring one cheekpart and the throatlatch is connected.
Which side you want it to be is up to you. I usually choose the "non-show side
": the side the horse is not looking to.

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The crownpiece needs to be connected to the other ring.

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Cut the ribbon diagonal so it is easier to get through the little '8' when you're gearing your horse

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When your horse is wearing it, it looks like this:

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Other side (the show side)

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Connecting strap
The last part of the halter is the connecting strap.
This is why we made the two rings on the lower nosepiece hooked into each other.
Attach a ribbon to one of the rings the way it's done in the picture below

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The other end of the ribbon needs to be attached to the throatlatch, the same way you'd attach a ribbon to a ring.
Oh, and Dew Drop Dreamer thought the halter suited him better then Pythagoras  clown

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Last is the finishing touch: removing any glue pieces that got stuck on wrong places.
However, if you work more careful you shouldn't have to do this.

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And now you have a finished halter!

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And btw: I would love to see your halters when you've made one!


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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptySun Jun 15, 2014 7:18 pm

WOooW fascinating :O
Thank you for posting! study 

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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptySun Jun 15, 2014 7:33 pm

cheers cheers cheers Applause Applause Applause 

FAN-tastic !!!! Thankyou, thankyou, A-J  Very Happy Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptySun Jun 15, 2014 8:37 pm

Nicely done!
Very good explanation and excellent photos for guidance.
Thank you for this lesson.

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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptySun Jun 15, 2014 10:14 pm

Thanks Anne!!  drunken  drunken  cheers  cheers  Did yo know how to make it with leather??  bounce bounce  I would love to see it  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptySun Jun 15, 2014 10:45 pm

Thanks everyone Very Happy I still need to add the last part but I'm glad you like it so far flower

@Elros Alvar wrote:
Did yo know how to make it with leather??  bounce bounce  I would love to see it  cheers

Its basically the same. The only difference is that you need to cut strips of leather first, and you'll need thin leather. (or you can order it online)
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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptyMon Jun 16, 2014 12:02 am

 cheers  cheers  cheers Great tutorial, thank you for sharing! Very Happy Excellent photos too!

@A-J wrote:
Its basically the same. The only difference is that you need to cut strips of leather first, and you'll need thin leather. (or you can order it online)

I typically skive my leather, as the leather I can buy isn't thin enough. Plus it eliminates bulk.
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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptyMon Jun 16, 2014 9:06 am

Great tutorial! Thank you! Very nice halter too Very Happy cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptyMon Jun 16, 2014 9:08 am

Fantastic. Thank you very much!!!  cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptyMon Jun 16, 2014 1:35 pm

Thank you, and it was my pleasure Very Happy
(I've added the last part too)

Animal_Figures_4U wrote:
I typically skive my leather, as the leather I can buy isn't thin enough. Plus it eliminates bulk.

I know this technique exist, but one way or another it doesn't work for me  scratch I guess my knives aren't good enough...
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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptyMon Jun 16, 2014 2:16 pm

@A-J wrote:

I know this technique exist, but one way or another it doesn't work for me  scratch I guess my knives aren't good enough...

It's definitely tricky and takes a lot of practice, and you need a sharp blade too. But once you get the hang of it, it goes easy. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptyMon Jun 16, 2014 3:02 pm

This is super handy, thank you!! Can't wait to see other halters made by you guys ^^

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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptyThu Jul 24, 2014 12:40 pm

tnx A-J Very Happy 

I figured I had everything I need at home, so I tried making some:
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The second one up there was too big so I "relocated" it to a more appropriate horse
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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptyThu Jul 24, 2014 1:36 pm

Looking good Boba!
Also, the red halter - black Frisian combination works very well cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Halter tutorial   Halter tutorial EmptyThu Jul 24, 2014 9:06 pm

Thank you very much for sharing!

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